Easter Bush Pathology

Residency Programmes in Veterinary Pathology

Easter Bush Pathology offers two residency training programmes, one focusing on veterinary anatomic pathology, the other on veterinary clinical pathology.

Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Residency Programme

The anatomic pathology programme is accredited by the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. All three major pathology qualifications are represented by a core team of supervising senior pathologists (DipECVP, FRCPath and DipACVP) and our examination success rate is high. Employment success rate is also high, with all previous residents securing positions in commercial or government laboratories, or progressing to postgraduate research programmes. Most of the training material is provided by the diagnostic service, which includes a varied necropsy and surgical biopsy service. Our necropsy case load encompasses companion animals (horses, dogs, cats and small pets), ruminants, zoo and wildlife species.

Trainees are responsible for their share of the diagnostic service, fully supervised by the senior pathologists. The diagnostic training is complemented by regular resident round sessions which range from weekly to monthly and include surgical pathology rounds, gross pathology rounds, themed pathology rounds, such as neuropathology and zoo pathology, Joint Pathology Center Wednesday Slide Conference, and journal club. CPD funding is available for external courses in the UK and further afield. Residents are expected to register as trainees with at least one relevant examination body. They are also required to undertake a short research project which may be completed at linked or external institutes, such as Roslin Institute, Moredun Research Institute and MRC Harwell in Oxford.

This is a 4 year programmes leading to board examinations and the degree of DVetMed.

Veterinary Clinical Pathology Residency Programme

The clinical pathology programme is accredited by the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP) and trainees who complete the three year programme and meet the appropriate credentials will be eligible to sit the RCPath and ECVCP examinations in veterinary clinical pathology. Residents receive comprehensive training in the theory and practice of clinical pathology. The subjects covered include general clinical pathology, cytology, haematology, biochemistry and other topics. The other topics include necropsy, histopathology, serology, molecular techniques and each resident will undertake a supervised research project. There are also opportunities for externships at other appropriate organisations.

This is a 4 year programmes leading to board examinations and the degree of DVetMed.